and its luxury arm,
, will each be bringing some new sheet metal to the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automakers announced Monday.
Honda’s all-new HR-V compact crossover is to make its North American debut on Nov. 19. The all-new subcompact crossover is based on Honda’s tidy Fit hatchback.
Serving as an entry-level model, the HR-V will slot below the brand’s
in Honda’s crossover lineup. The automaker hasn’t announced what will power the HR-V, but it’s likely the vehicle will use the Fit’s 130-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and CVT gearbox.
It will also share the Fit’s Magic Seat setup inside the cabin, allowing users to move and fold the rear seats easily in a wide range of configurations for hauling gear and cargo.
Pricing will be announced closer to the HR-V’s on-sale date this winter, Honda said. For comparison, the Fit runs between $16,315 and $21,590.
On the Acura side, a “substantially new” version of the brand's entry-level ILX sedan is scheduled to debut on Nov. 20.
, and it hasn’t exactly been a home run. It netted just 20,430 sales in 2013, and through September of this year, sales have slipped nearly 16%.
Acura hopes to reverse that trend by reworking the 2016 ILX with a new “potent” drivetrain and upgrades to the interior and exterior.
Though the brand didn’t mention what exactly would be giving this new version its zip, it’s likely the eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that Acura recently released in its new TLX sedan will be a part of that upgrade. Expect the four-cylinder engine to remain.
Acura revealed only a shadowy image of the redesigned 2016 ILX, but expect subtle upgrades that refine the current car’s design, including the beak-like chrome grille. The automaker has been making similar adjustments throughout its car and crossover lineup.
We’ll have full details of the Honda HR-V and the Acura ILX during the 2014 L.A. Auto Show in November, as well as